Medicinal properties of Pie de Leon

Medicinal properties of Pie de Leon

Herbaceous 10-40 cm. Prefers damp, mountain. Alchemia the term as used in various alchemical preparations.

The tannins produce an astringent (antidiarrheal, hemostatic, healing-reepitelizante) and bactericidal salicylic acid, antipyretic and analgesic. It is also diuretic and scar. Flavonoids a regulatory effect of circulation (venotonic, vasoprotective): improves elasticity of the veins and increases capillary resistance, reducing its permeability. It has been shown that flavonoids have an anti-elastase action, which protects the elastic and connective tissues of the action of proteolytic enzymes. Antiatherosclerotic: Alchemilla extracts show experimentally a protective action on LDL fraction to oxidation in a very superior to that produced by alpha-tocopherol.

Indicated for diarrhea, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, metrorrhagia. Flu, colds. States in which requires an increase of diuresis: urinary disorders (cystitis, ureteritis urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis), hyper, hyperuricemia, gout, hypertension, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention. Dysmenorrhea. In topical use: wounds, Periodontal disease, sore throat, wounds, skin and corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, rashes, stretch marks, itching, vulvovaginitis, bleeding postafeitado (lotion).

Contraindicated with gastritis, peptic ulcer disease.
Tannins can be irritating to the digestive mucosa. To alleviate it can be prescribed in the form of capsules or tablets or drug-related enteric demulcent such as marshmallow.
Its use as a diuretic in hypertension, heart disease or moderate or severe renal insufficiency, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, with the potential danger of uncontrolled fluid intake, the possibility that there is a tension imbalance.


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